“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” -Robert Brault
I'm telling myself again and again now: Enjoy the little things. Take note of the splashes of beauty that surround you. Breath. Thank your heart for beating unfailingly and without effort. Thank God that you have this warm home and these caring people in your life. Thank God for making optimism your true nature, and planting within you the seed of FAITH.
We awoke to snow flakes falling yesterday and I cooked up a big, hearty breakfast. We were gathering our strength for the mission ahead: Mission Christmas Tree. The lot is a five minute walk away from our home. Ten minutes when your husband is carrying a humongous evergreen. Our tree was hidden, and perfect. Tall, just bushy enough, with even branches. Yes. This was our fella!
theres our fella::pay the nice guy in the funny hat::get ready for the way home::satisfied customer
my hubby=my christmas hero
get the netting off::stand back and admire::string up the lights::get out the ornaments
an austrian tradition: chocolates filled with sweet liquor wrapped in bright foil to hang from the boughs
newest addition to the ornament collection: a cavalier king charles spaniel, hand painted, purchased during our autumn trip to falmouth, cape cod
used the trimmings of the tree to pretty-up this candle display; the place smells gorgeous now
there he stands, beautifully decked, proud and pretty, our cheerful christmas tree.
There is hope and beauty and goodness to be found, often in the simplest places. And what a surprise it has been to receive so much love and support from this community!
You know, when I got pregnant, I thought I should keep it to myself for a while. But when I miscarried, and began sharing this difficult time with you all, I realized I was wrong...THIS, of all places, is where I can open my heart and speak my truth. With you. And that is amazing, and precious, and so completely unexpected. This place has become so very very tender and special for me. Thank you all so much.
A warm hug for you all on this snowy Sunday....I'm hoping to spend it making gingerbread cookies.